Notes to editors
- Heavy-duty road transport accounts for around 5 per cent of the vehicles on EU roads but generates nearly a quarter of emissions according to Bruegel, a Brussels think tank.
- Shell expects LNG to play a greater role in the future mix of transport fuels, as reflected in the EU Clean Power for Transport Directive. Liquefied natural gas can be used as a cleaner-burning fuel for heavy road transport, the shipping sector and freight transport by rail.
- The Shell Retail business has an ambition to generate 20% of its fuels margin from low-emission energy solutions at company-owned Shell Stations by 2025.
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a clear, colorless and non-toxic liquid which forms when natural gas is cooled to -162ºC. The cooling process shrinks the volume of the gas 600 times, making it easier and safer to store and transport.
- Shell opened its first LNG station worldwide in Calgary, Canada in 2013.
In December 2017, RedStar – a joint venture between Shell and Shaanxi Yanchang Group Company – opened an LNG retail site in Shaan’Xi, northwest China. China is currently the largest market in the world for LNG in road transport, with more than 200,000 heavy-duty trucks and buses using LNG.
- The first Belgian Shell LNG station is located at the following address: Rue de Hermée 201, 4040 Herstal, Belgium.
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